Somehow, someway, the weather gods heard my calls and sensed my fears. Those howling winds came to a screeching halt. All morning, my undivided attention was nowhere else but on the movement (or lack thereof) of the palm fronds surrounding my rental. Happy happy joy joy!!! But would it last??? Good lord I hoped so. … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 1
Just like mothers forget how painful their deliveries are only to pop out another kid 12 months later, I apparently dismissed my own traumatizing experience on the final day of kayaking in the Exumas last year. Why and how is it possible that, just a couple days after that ridiculously windy day of paddling, nearly … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas. Again.
Uno, dos, tres! We all jumped in and I couldn’t catch my breath even though I had yet to even kick my fin once. Squealing commences. Literally 20 feet in front of us is the most massive animal I’ve ever seen in my life, it’s body is perpendicular to me and at a 45 degree … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming With Giants Part Dos
Where do I begin. Where do I even friggin begin. I’ve been avoiding this post because it’s just so difficult to convey the magic of an experience in writing. For me at least. But I’ll give it a shot, so here goes. As explained before, I’ve always fantasized about swimming with whale sharks and manta … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming with Giants Part Uno
It was the final summer weekend for the locals before they return to work and school, so the island was extremely busy. Surprisingly, we didn’t see as many Americans as we expected. Not disappointing, just surprising. There are two main streets on the island in the Playa Norte (north beach) area that are lined with … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Ignorant Observations
It’s been over a decade since I have traveled to a country whose native language is not some form of English. So this would be an interesting experiment to test both my language skills and my patience. It’s one thing to visit another country, but it takes it to a whole new level when you … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Comin’ in hot.
Guilty. <waiving hand in air> I’m guilty of it. I’m guilty of thinking (saying) “that’s a dream of mine!” but yet have no plan and take no action towards physically making that dream come true. Until now. As a young girl, I was enamored by all things underwater. I dreamt of being a dolphin trainer … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming With Giants
As I depart the island of Eleuthera, I can’t help but ponder its similarities as well as its differences to the Exumas. Like with any “love affair”, whether it be the make of car, a brand of clothes, a relationship, or an island in this case, it’s incredibly hard to keep an open mind about … Continue reading Eleuthera vs Exuma
Our last full day arrived all too quickly. The last day is never one to look forward to when vacationing. Well, ideally. This is where I start to cram as much as possible so as to not miss any opportunities for fun. I have a serious case of both FOMO (fear of missing out) and … Continue reading Eleuthera Escapades: Day 4
Whew! Yesterday was a smokefest with all the driving and exploring. As it turned out, today was a bit less driving but just as much exploring. Our focus was on central Eleuthera and we didn’t have anywhere to be so we could just poke around the beaches, bars, and neighborhoods as we pleased. We probably … Continue reading Eleuthera Escapades: Day 3